Friday, September 5, 2008

Scalloped Flower!

I'm so excited to share this new little flower I just made!! I was looking through the new Stampin' Up! catalog and saw a little flower like this and wanted to make one! Here it is!

I used my handy dandy scallop circle punch and punched one ridinghood red circle out, then cut 4 scallops out of the Bella Rose designer paper. I cut each of the bella rose scallops in half, rolled them into a cone shape, as you see above (but you need only 7 cones, so you'll have one extra). I covered my ridinghood red scallop with terrifically tacky tape--mono and ATG adhesive weren't quite strong enough--and then started placing the cones on the background red scallop punch. I lined the first scallop of my little "cone" with one of the scallops of the red background punch, so that it is the same size/shape as one regular scallop punch. I also tried it w/o lining up the scallops, and only need 6 cones, instead of 7. I think I like the 7 "coned" flower better. After I had all the petals of my flower attachead, I poked a hole with my paper piercing tool and added the rhinestone brad! I love rhinestone brads! So, isn't that a fun flower!? Obviously this will not be a card that I send in the mail...but that's ok!

I was also in need of a new notebook to help me stay organized! I am totally loving the Bella Rose paper right now, so here is my new covered composition book! I aslo had some giant paperclips on my desk, and decided that putting one of these fun flowers a top the paperclip would be a great bookmark!:) Right? So, here is my new bookmark too! I made the flower just the same, but put the completed flower on the paperclip with more tacky tape and another scallop-to make it a bit sturdier.
So, there you have my fun new scallop flower! The flower I saw in the catalog was on a box on page, 48. Anway, let me know what you think and I'd love to see your flowers!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Make it a great one!


9 comments:

Jenn D said...

OMG, this is FANTASTIC! I saw this in the catalog and thought "I have to try that" and then completely forgot. Now I have to try it. Adorable! Thanks for the instructions.

Mary Fish said...

I love your flower! It would be lovely on 3D objects (like the pillow box die) or the scallop envelope . . . frankly, any little gift card that doesn't need to be mailed.

Hugs,

M

June Houck said...

Very fabulous! TFS :)

I send my super 3-D cards through the mail in acrylic boxes, but sometimes they are "lost" in the mail or take longer to arrive. Just an option, albeit not a great solution.

Tina said...

Ah Jen, This is fabulous. I have missed your amazing talent!

SmilynStef said...

What a cool bloom ... so perfect for two-sided papers.

msfitzie said...

Love the scallop flower and the instructions. Thanks!! I also loved the idea of the paperclip.

GO Gray's said...

L O V E LOVE that flower. Jeni just come to California and help me!!!!! and play

wendyp said...

LOVE that technique with the scallop circles! Very pretty!

laurie said...

The flower turned out great! I'm going to try it too!